The week of

January 08, 2012

Other Local Events and Workshops

Pennsylvania Master Naturalist training


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The Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education is pleased to announce that we are partnering with the Pennsylvania Master Naturalist program. SCEE will host a series of certification courses in...

Breast Cancer: What You’re Eating & What May Be Eating You


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Fellowship Farm and The Center for Advancement in Cancer Education Invite You to an Empowering Saturday Afternoon, February 11, 2012, 1-4 pm Breast Cancer:  What You’re Eating & What May...

College Access/Individualized Learning Plan (ILP) Workshop Series


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College Access/Individualized Learning Plan (ILP) Workshop Series The University Community Collaborative of Philadelphia and Out-of-School Time Resource Center invite you to a 2-part workshop series...

Preparing Children for a Peaceful Future


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Seminar on Preparing Children for a Peaceful Future  January 26, 2012 Susan Gelber Cannon will speak about her new book:  “Think, Care, Act: Teaching for a Peaceful Future” on Thursday January...

Crossing Guard Train-the-Trainer


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Crossing Guard Train-the-Trainer Offered in Pennsylvania Properly trained crossing guards help to enhance student safety by providing an element of structure and authority to the roadways near...

Town Hall Meeting: Childhood Obesity


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January 25. Town Hall Meeting: The purpose of this meeting is to explain the role of the child welfare system in addressing childhood obesity and to provide families with information and resources...

Professional Standards and Advancement for Youth Workers


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Out-of-School Time Resource Center Academy “We’re taking you to School!” The OSTRC Academy  is a special workshop series, free of charge to all OST staff. January Session:...

Arcadia’s Shredding, eWaste and Repurposing Event


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Free to the Community – Arcadia’s Shredding, eWaste and Repurposing Event! Stop by to drop off your used, but still usable, items!  We are hoping to fulfill many non-profits’ wish lists, which...

New Resources

SNAP (food stamps) Community Characteristics webpage


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The Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Food and Nutrition Services (FNS) created a tool for partners to identify the characteristics of SNAP in local communities, nationwide. At the SNAP...

Community Health Impact Assessment of Transit-Oriented Development


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A new report released by PolicyLink, ISAIAH, and TakeAction Minnesota takes a deep look at the benefits and challenges that low-income communities and communities of color face when light rail comes...

Competitiveness and Innovative Capacity of the United States


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Commerce Department Report Provides Roadmap for Strengthening Competitiveness Also launches interactive report at to highlight study’s findings and work already underway As a member of the US...

Building Better Teacher Teams


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Building better teams While most teacher teams are able to accomplish low-level tasks, they often fail to accomplish the higher-level goal of improving teaching and learning, write Vivian Troen and...

Impact of Teacher Residency Programs


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In the long term, positive A new study from the National Bureau of Economic Research projects that over the long run, the Boston Teacher Residency should have a modest positive impact on student...

Rethinking Schools Special Issue: Stop the School-to-Prison Pipeline


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Rethinking Schools Special Issue: Stop the School-to-Prison Pipeline An exclusive interview with Michelle Alexander, author of The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness,...

Greater Philadelphia Cares and United Way SEPA merge


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United Way of Southeastern Pennsylvania and Greater Philadelphia Cares Merge to Form Community Action Center Two Organizations Unite to Strengthen Volunteer Service and Community Engagement in...

Developing a Framework for Assessing Environmental Literacy


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Developing a Framework for Assessing Environmental Literacy: Executive Summary. December 2011. At no other time in Earth’s history have humans had as great an impact on the planet’s...

Children of Latino Immigrants and Out-of-School Time Programs


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CHILDREN OF LATINO IMMIGRANTS AND OUT-OF-SCHOOL TIME PROGRAMS The Benefits of High-Quality, Out-of-School Programs for Children of Latino Immigrants. December 2011. Studies have found that most...

How to Evaluate an Expanded Learning Program


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Afterschool Evaluation 101: How to Evaluate an Expanded Learning Program. December 2011. Afterschool Evaluation 101 is a how-to guide for conducting an evaluation, designed to help out-of-school time...

Applying Good Agricultural Practices to Farm-to-School and School Gardens


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Are you interested in Farm-to-School programs and school gardens? Then this webinar is for you. The School Nutrition Foundation and USDA’s Food and Nutrition Service Food Safety Division hosted...

National Conferences & Calls for Proposal

Call for Papers, Defining and measuring meaningful broadband adoption


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Call for Papers/Works-in-Progress: Defining and measuring meaningful broadband adoption an academic workshop at New America Foundation, Washington DC, April 11, 2012 As government services, political...

Summer Institute in Consortium Leadership


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Have you wondered how to build or strengthen the academic consortium that is part of your current work?  This question concerns many of us in the rapidly changing arena of higher education, where...

Best Out-of-School Time Conference


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April 25-28, 2012. BOOST Conference in Palm Springs, CA. This conference is one of the nation’s largest, most recognized and comprehensive conferences for after school and out-of-school time...

Call for Proposals: Upper Midwest Civic Engagement Summit


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Iowa, Minnesota and Wisconsin Campus Compacts invite you to present and join us for the first annual Upper Midwest Civic Engagement Summit, June 5-6, 2012 at Macalester College in St. Paul Minnesota....

Call for Proposals: Working Together to Reduce Poverty and Build Prosperity


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The 2012 Grassroots & Groundwork conference is scheduled for June 6-8, 2012, in Minnesota. We hope you’ll join us as we explore the theme: Working Together to Reduce Poverty and Build...

Grant Opportunities

Awards Honoring Successful Immigrant Integration Initiatives


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Applications Invited for National Awards Program Honoring Successful Immigrant Integration Initiatives Deadline: March 15, 2012 The Migration Policy Institute’s National Center on Immigrant...

Skoll Awards for Social Entrepreneurship


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Skoll Foundation Invites Applications for Social Entrepreneurship Awards Deadline: March 1, 2012 The Skoll Foundation is accepting applications for the Skoll Awards for Social Entrepreneurship. The...

Pathways Within Roads to Reading


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Pathways Within Roads to Reading The Pathways Within Roads to Reading Initiative donates books to literacy programs in small and rural low-income communities. Maximum Award: 200 books appropriate for...

Intel Foundation: Schools of Distinction Program


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Intel Foundation: Schools of Distinction Program The Intel Foundation Schools of Distinction Program honors schools that have demonstrated excellence in math and science education. In order to be...

Merchants Fund


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The next grant deadline for The Merchants Fund is Wednesday, February 15, 2012 (postmarked).  Please forward this email to your clients, colleagues, business owners, community partners, etc.   If...

Emergency Food and Shelter National Board Program


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United Way of Southeastern Pennsylvania is pleased to issue this Request for Proposals. The Emergency Food and Shelter National Board Program is a federal program created in 1983 to provide...

Verizon Literacy Grants


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Verizon Literacy Grants available. One of the goals of the Verizon Foundation is to improve literacy and strengthen educational achievement for children and adults by preparing them for success in...

Mini-Grants Available to Support 2012 Kick Butts Day Events


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Mini-Grants Available to Support 2012 Kick Butts Day Events Deadline: January 27, 2012 United Health Foundation is partnering with the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids to offer mini-grants for 2012...

Conservation Job Training Programs for Young People


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National Fish and Wildlife Foundation Announces New Grant Program to Support Conservation Job Training Programs for Young People Deadline: January 27, 2012 The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation...

International Prize for Organizations Serving Jews With Disabilities


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Ruderman Family Foundation Announces New International Prize Program for Organizations Serving Jews With Disabilities Deadline: March 15, 2012 The Ruderman Family Foundation has announced the...

Job Opportunities/AmeriCorps Opportunities

Senior Accountant, ACHIEVEability


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[emailed 1/5/2012] Senior Accountant at ACHIEVEability: Sustain Healthy Financial Operations to Help More Families Achieve Self‐Sufficiency ACHIEVEability seeks a Senior Accountant who will carry...

Member Services Manager, Philadelphia Chapter, Back on My Feet


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Member Services Manager Philadelphia Chapter January 2012 The Organization BoMF is a nonprofit organization that promotes the self-sufficiency of homeless populations by engaging them in running as a...

Urban Youth Program Director, Norris Square Neighborhood Project


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Urban Youth Program Director, Norris Square Neighborhood Project, Inc. Posted on: December 28, 2011 Youth Program Director Job Info Norris Square Neighborhood Project () is extremely excited to...

Afterschool Assistant Group Leader, United Communities Southeast Philadelphia


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Afterschool Assistant Group Leader. United Communities Southeast Philadelphia is a nonprofit, multi-purpose settlement house with a long and rich tradition of service to children, adults and families...

Miscellaneous

Ecology/Environmental Science Teaching Award


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National Association of Biology Teachers/ Vernier Software & Technology: Ecology/Environmental Science Teaching Award The Ecology/Environmental Teaching Award will be given to a secondary school...

Nominations for 2012 Afterschool Champions


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PSAYDN is Accepting Nominations for 2012 Afterschool Champions PSAYDN is seeking nominations for Afterschool Champions. The nominees should demonstrate outstanding work in developing, supporting and...

School Climate: Why Is It Important?


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Solutions to the Dropout Crisis Tuesday, January 10, 2012 3:30 – 4:30 Eastern Time School Climate: Why Is It Important? presented by Terry Pickeral What are the standards for school climate?...

Everyone Matters Global Social Media Campaign


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GLOBAL SOCIAL MEDIA CAMPAIGN: An Invitation to Join in the EVERYONE MATTERS AAC&U is a partner in EVERYONE MATTERS, a six-month global social media campaign to foster inclusiveness and reduce...

2012 Ernest A. Lynton Award for the Scholarship of Engagement for Early Career Faculty


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2012 Ernest A. Lynton Award for the Scholarship of Engagement for Early Career Faculty,  Sponsored by the New England Resource Center for Higher Education (NERCHE) The annual Ernest A. Lynton Award...

2012 Thomas Ehrlich Civically Engaged Faculty Award


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2012 Thomas Ehrlich Civically Engaged Faculty Award, Nominations Open The Thomas Ehrlich Civically Engaged Faculty Award recognizes one senior faculty member (post-tenure or middle-to-late career at...

Nomations Open: Newman Civic Fellows


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Newman Civic Fellows Recommendations Are Now Open to Member Presidents In 2011, Campus Compact launched its first ‘class’ of 137 Newman Civic Fellows. Newman Civic Fellows represent an...


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